Airlines that bring unvaccinated passengers into Ghana to be surcharged $3,500 per person

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The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has warned that airlines flying passengers into Ghana will be surcharged if they bring any unvaccinated persons into the country.

Beginning December 14, 2021, the GACL says airlines that bring unvaccinated passengers into Ghana will be surcharged $3,500 per passenger.

A statement issued by the GACL announced the new COVID-19 guidelines to be followed for all arrivals at the Kotoka International Airport during the festive period.

“Airlines that bring passengers to Kotoka International Airport who are not fully vaccinated shall be surcharged $3500 per passenger,” a section of the statement said.

“All passengers are required to present evidence of having filled Ghana’s Health Declaration Form (HDF) at at the point of embarkation.

“Airlines that bring passengers to Kotoka International Airport who had not filled HDF shall be surcharged $3500 per passenger.”

The GACL further stated that all arriving passengers must possess a COVID-19 negative PCR test from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin.

Meanwhile, the test should have been done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time from the country of origin.

The statement said that airlines that allow passengers with positive PCR test results to disembark in Accra will also be surcharged $3,500.

“Airlines who board passengers without PCR test result or transport and disembark passengers with Positive PCR test result into Accra will be fined US$3,500 per passenger.

“Non-Ghanaians may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at a cost to the Airline. Ghanaians will be allowed entry but subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a designated facility,” the statement added.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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